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Chimney Repair Services In Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs chimney inspection

Chimneys are a common feature found in many homes in Colorado Springs, CO. They are essential for safely and efficiently venting smoke and fumes when using fireplaces and heating stoves. However, the extreme winter weather in El Paso County and the southern Colorado Valley area makes them vulnerable to masonry damage, water leaks, liner cracks, and other issues requiring repair. Chimney damage needs immediate repair to prevent further damage to the structure that could compromise the safety of your home.

Chimney repair services available in Colorado Springs, COHere are five of the most common chimney repairs in Colorado Springs, CO:

  1. Masonry cracks. Masonry damage is one of the most common repairs we see in Colorado Springs. When water seeps into the chimney through these cracks, it results in more water damage to the chimney and venting system.
  2. Flashing damage. Flashing is the metal sheeting that seals the joint between the chimney and the roof line. When the flashing is compromised, water will leak through the gaps in the flashing. The leak may also damage the ceiling, walls, attic, and roof deck.
  3. Decaying or missing mortar/bricks. The mortar joints help to keep the chimney structurally sound. When the mortar joints are decaying or missing, the surrounding bricks will loosen and may fall off the chimney, destabilizing the stack.
  4. Damaged liner. A chimney liner is a conduit, typically clay terra cotta, cement, or metal. Its installation is vital for insulating and maintaining the heat inside the chimney. When the liner has damage, the high heat can transfer to nearby combustible materials creating a severe fire hazard.
  5. Creosote buildup. Creosote is a tarry byproduct of combustion that builds up inside the chimney, vents, and attached heating appliances. It also becomes increasingly flammable the longer it remains. If the creosote is not removed regularly, it can restrict the airflow, increasing the risk of fire and toxic carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you notice any of these problems with your chimney, contact FlamemasterĀ® to schedule a professional inspection as soon as possible. Our certified chimney professional will assess the damage and recommend the best options for making a timely repair.

When to Repair Your Chimney

In addition to the five common repairs listed above, some other signs that your chimney may need repair include:

  • Smoke pouring out of the fireplace.
  • Water puddles in the firebox.
  • Cracks or holes in the masonry.
  • Loose or missing bricks or stones.
  • Sooty buildup.

Preventing Chimney Damage

In addition to regular inspections and sweeping, there are a few other things you can do to prevent chimney damage:

  • Have your fireplace or wood stove inspected every year.
  • Make timely repairs.
  • Only burn dry, seasoned firewood in your fireplace or wood stove.
  • Ask us about waterproofing your chimney.

By following these tips, you can keep your chimney in optimum condition, prevent costly repairs, and prolong the lifespan of its components.

Professional chimney repairs available in Colorado Springs, COThe Best Chimney Repair in Colorado Springs

FlameMasterĀ® provides unparalleled chimney repair, inspections, cleaning, and installations in Colorado Springs and surrounding El Paso County, CO communities. Certified by the Chimney Sweep Institute of America (CSIA), the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), and the International Association of Fireplace & Chimney Inspectors (F.I.R.E.), we are among the most accredited chimney service provider in the Pikes Peak region. Please call us at (719) 661-3277 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online to consult with an experienced chimney repair professional.